Friday August 29th, 2014
Friday August 29th, 2014
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Enugu Chicken Impeachment: Posterity ‘ll judge — Onyebuchi

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GOV.  SULLIVAN CHIME OF ENUGU STATE (R) WITH HIS DEPUTY, MR
SUNDAY ONYEBUCHI (L) ON HIS RETURN TO ENUGU AFTER OVER 4 MONTHS
OF ABSENCE ON FRIDAY

I can say that I am not very surprised by the decision of the panel and I can also say that I am not disappointed. I would have been surprised if they had done anything differently. They had difficulty hiding their bias. Any human being doing anything honest and transparent will naturally be happy to have it witnessed by the public and especially the media.

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Enugu Chicken Impeachment: Onyebuchi brought woe on himself — Nnamani

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Ken Nnamani

The impeachment process against the erstwhile deputy governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi popularly famed as Chicken Impeachment came to a climax on Tuesday with Onyebuchi’s removal from office by the 24 member state House of Assembly.

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Nasarawa: Legislators’ new plot to oust Almakura

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Nasarawa-House-of-Assembly

MEMBERS of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly are dogged in their pursuit of ensuring that Governor Tanko Almakura is impeached on account of the 16-count allegations against him.

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LG Funds: Our different story in Plateau by Muftwang, ALGON Secretary

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Muftwang

Mr. Caleb Muftwang, the chairman of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and the secretary of the state branch of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, in this interview responds to questions on his stewardship, the relationship between the state and the council and applauds the exceptional shrewdness and sincerity of the Jonah Jang administration in the matter of council funds Excerpts:

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Kwara 2015: Royal endorsement alters political calculations

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Abdulfatah-Ahmed

THE spate of endorsements ahead of the 2015 governorship elections in Kwara State, has so far indicated that predicting the eventual outcome of the race might not come easy like in the past.

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Nyako was a liability to us in APC — Danladi Lawal

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Lawal

The recently elected APC National Vice- Chairman for the North-East, Mr Danladi Lawal is very confident that his party will defeat the ruling PDP at the governorship by-election scheduled for October 11. In this interview, he gives reasons why the APC would win the election.

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2015: Uduaghan is Delta South sole senatorial candidate — Ukori

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Gov Uduaghan

Mr. Jude Ukori is a political leader and an administrator from Egbema Kingdom, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Ukori is presently the Executive Secretary of Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation EGCDF.

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Delta’s soft spot for women

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Bolaji Abdullahi, Namadi Sambo; Blessing Okagbare; Goodluck Jonathan; Okagbare's Coach, Mr Daniel Esemunor and Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta during a reception in honour of the Silver medalist at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday (

The Delta administration has achieved much in pushing women towards greater heights, the most visible being the Olympic and World Championship medallist, Blessing Okagbare. The Emmanuel Uduaghan administration is also winning accolades in other dimensions

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Cross River 2015: The myth around Imoke, Duke and I — Gershom Bassey

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Gershom Bassey

In Cross River State, the trio of former Governor Donald Duke, Governor Liyel Imoke and Mr. Gershom Bassey were at the core of a famed power matrix that plotted the political pattern in Cross River State at the onset of the Fourth Republic.

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Edo 2015: Oshiomhole’s time is passing away — Ugbomhe

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Oshiomhole

Pascal Ugbomhe is Director of Organization/Operations of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He was a two-time member of the State House of Assembly, and before then, a local government council chairman and former vice-chairman of the party in the state. Ugbomhe is now in the race for the Edo North Senatorial ticket of his party and in this interview he speaks on reinventing the party in the state and how it is poised to challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC

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Benue: Fresh labour crisis for Suswam

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Gov Suswan

Few weeks after successfully resolving its differences with striking primary school teachers which led to the closure of primary schools for about eight months, Benue state is at a crossroads again.

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Adamawa 2014: Ribadu and the many conspiracies

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Nuhu Ribadu

Given that former Governor Murtala Nyako was removed from office by the convergence of many conspiracies, it is no surprise that the election to replace him is equally laced with many intrigues, the latest of which is the script to shove Nuhu Ribadu as the favoured candidate of the ruling party ahead of those who conspired against Nyako and his erstwhile deputy, Bala Ngilari

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2015: Lagos PDP has learnt from past mistakes — Dosunmu

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Dosumu: Flag bearer for Lagos PDP

Barely six months to the 2015 gubernatorial election in Lagos State, Dr. Ade Shamsideen Dosunmu (MON), the 2011 candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who has declared his interest to re-contest, says in this interview that the party has overcome the disunity that led to the acrimonious primaries, which prevented it from getting hold of Lagos in past elections, since 1999. He boasts that PDP now has all that it takes to get hold of Lagos to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Lagosians

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Shettima calls for calm over Boko Haram’s `caliphate’

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TERROR ATTACK—Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday, inspecting a burnt mosque and some houses after Sunday's attack by a terror group in Kawuri, Konduga Lga of the state, where about 85 persons died and 300 houses destroyed. Below: Governor Shettima visits some victims of the attack in the hospital. Photos: NAN & Inusa Ndahi.

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Monday advised residents of the state to remain calm following alleged proclamation of Islamic State in Gwoza by Boko Harm insurgents.

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Adamawa by-election: Ribadu pledges not to disappoint PDP leadership if elected

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Ribadu

Former EFCC boss Nuhu Ribadu has promised not to disappoint the leadership of the PDP if he emerged as the next Adamawa governor come Oct.11.

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Confab: Jonathan didn’t interfere — Akinyemi, deputy chair

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Professor Bolaji Akinyemi was Foreign Affairs Minister

With the successful deliberations and adoption of the resolutions of the National Conference by the 494 delegates, the leadership has made history by breaking the jinx that has often attended previous confabs. In this interview, Deputy Chairman of the National Conference, Prof Bolaji Akinyemi, speaks on the factors that brought about the success and its implications for Nigeria and its future.

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APGA defections: Ekwunife, Reps running from their sins — Umeh

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Victor Umeh

NATIONAL Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, in this interview punctured claims that the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi resigned his position as APGA Board Of Trustees, BoT, chairman as a result of the dominance of the party by some interests. He also said there is a point of convergence between the recent mass defection in APGA and the defectors desire for automatic return tickets to the National Assembly, NASS.

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Impeachment: Why I’m being persecuted – Enugu Dep Gov

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Onyebuchi: Chime asked me to take all instructions given by Mrs. Nwobodo

EMBATTLED Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has said that his problem with Governor Sullivan Chime which led to the impeachment proceeding against him began the moment he expressed interest to contest Enugu East senatorial seat in 2015.

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2015: Why Jonathan should run with Sambo — Senator Braimoh

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Yisa-Braimoh

Senator Yisa Braimoh (Edo North from 2007-2011) has been a recurring decimal in the nation’s political arena since the ill-fated third republic. He was a running mate on the National Republican Convention (NRC) gubernatorial ticket in Edo State in 1991; and was in the botched Abacha transition programme leader of the National Congress Party of Nigeria (NCPN). In this interview, he speaks, among others, on the achievements of the President Jonathan administration, the president’s second term in office and why Vice President Namadi Sambo should be retained on the re-election ticket

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2015: Ahmed in the Kwara people’s court

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Abdulfatah Ahmed

Stakeholders in Kwara South have urged the leadership of All Peoples Congress (APC)to present Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for second term in 2015 gubernatorial election.
The stakeholders, which include artisans, market men and women, students, teachers,NULGE, farmers,CAN, imams, the Fulanis, transporters, community development associations non-political stakeholders among others made the demand when the Forum of Kwara South Political Appointees, met them in town hall meetings to sensitise them on voters registration cards ahead of 2015 general elections.

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Osun is temporary setback; PDP will capture S-west in 2015 — Senator Balogun

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Senator Lekan Balogun represented Oyo West at the Senate between 1999 and 2003. A member of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Oyo Chapter, the Osi-Olubadan (third in hierarchy to the Olubadan throne), in this interview, is definite on the chances of his party in next year’s gubernatorial election in Oyo, asserting that because of the anti-people policies of the All Progressives Congress, APC- led government in the state, Governor Abiola Ajimobi would be the last APC governor in the state. He also speaks on the PDP vis-a-vis the 2015 polls in the South-west.

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Edo PDP: Anenih, Ogbemudia, Oghiadohme, Okunbor to decide candidates’ fate

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From right: President Goodluck Jonathan right his wife Dame Patience
Jonathan chief Tony Anenih his wife Patricia and Gov. Adam Oshiomhole of Edo state, at Chief  Tony  Anenih Thanks 80th birthday  Giving Church Service  in Abuja ON SUNDAY 4th Augut 2013

As Edo State politicians prepare for the 2015 general elections, what is obviously in their minds in the big one which is the governorship election that comes up in 2016. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, buoyed by the recent victory of the PDP in Ekiti State, had boasted, through its state chairman, that the PDP’s ousting of the APC government in Ekiti will be replicated in Edo come 2016.

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2015: Our case for Delta North, by Gen Onyekweli (rtd)

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Onyekweli

MAJOR-GENERAL Philip Onyekweli (rtd), an Ndokwa leader, in this interview, argues that the agitation for power shift to Delta North in 2015 is justifiable. He also speaks on the ultimatum given by the Northern Elders Forum to President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure the release of the abducted Chibok girls or forget 2015 among other issues.

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Ajimobi has returned Oyo to path of glory — Ashamu

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Ashamu

Ibukun Tony Ashamu is a like a proverbial child who has learnt how to wash his hands well to be qualified to dine with the elders. Born into the famous Ashamu family in Oyo, he combines the dynamism of the youths with the wisdom of the elders. This is why he was accepted by all and sundry in his constituency when disclosed his intention to enter into politics.

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2015: Will Jonathan ensure another bloodless, credible election?

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President Goodluck Jonathan

WHEN on February 19, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan, who was running for his first term, said his “political ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian” that nobody should rig for him as every vote would be made to count, many observers, especially the opposition did not take him seriously.

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How we can change Cross River

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Governor Imoke

The banquet hall of the Transcorp Hotels Calabar witnessed a different kind of gathering on August 13, 2014. It was midweek, and the gathering which started converging as early as 9.30 a. m. was at the instance of the Conference of Cross River State Professionals, a body formed by a group of professionals of Cross River State extraction.

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DELTA@23: The Good and Bad

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UDUAGHAN3

DELTA State, also known as ‘Finger of God’ will be celebrating its 23 rd anniversary, Wednesday, August 27, just like the other states created same date in 1991 by former military President, General Ibrahim Babaginda (retd.) Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, who is the third civilian governor of the oil-rich state, spoke to Saturday Vanguard on the state before it was created, what he met on ground on assumption of office in 2007 and what he has done to reposition it. Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan spoke with Emma Amaize.

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Ribadu’s and his friends

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Ribadu

On April 9, 2014 in the thick of the All Progressives Congress, APC membership registration exercise, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, a chieftain of the party had blasted purveyors of the rumour that he was about to defect from the party.

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Enugu’s chicken impeachment: My story, by Onyebuchi, dep gov

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Onyebuchi: Chime asked me to take all instructions given by Mrs. Nwobodo

MR. Onyebuchi who had earlier appeared before the panel penultimate Wednesday, however, truncated proceedings when he took ill midway into his testimony on that day.

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Oyo 2015: The titanic battle for Agodi Govt House

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Olaosebikan,  Ajimobi and Akala

THE battle for the Oyo State Government House has in recent times never been a battle for the gentle. It is especially so given the fact that Ibadan, the state capital is dubbed the political headquarters of the South-West and has its own idiosyncrasies. One of such is captured in the saying: “Ibadan people don’t serve a governor twice”.

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2015 Guber: How PDP caucus zeroed in on Abia South – Ukpai Agwu

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Ukpai Agwu

Following the controversy raised by the Abia State’s Equity Charter which zoned the 2015 governorship slot to Abia South Senatorial Zone through the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Vanguard went to Umuahia, Abia State to speak with Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, one time SSA to Gov Theodore Orji on Security, Transport Commissioner, on the intrigues and intricacies behind the zoning.

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Bauchi 2015: Twists and turns

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Adamu-Mu'azu

The question of who succeeds Governor Isa Yuguda has become the topical issue in Bauchi State among political stakeholders. Apparently constrained by new political permutations arising from the emergence of his predecessor, Adamu Muazu as national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Yuguda seems determined to hold his succession desires to his chest.

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